The Chief of Staff, Mr Julius Debrah has arrived in the Upper West Region for a six-day Campaign Tour. He was received by large crowds who lined up the streets on entry into Wa through to the Residency where the Upper West Regional Minister, Alhaji Amin Amidu Sulemani, foot soldiers and other party and government stalwarts welcomed him.
During his campaign in the region the Chief of Staff will pay curtesy calls on several Chiefs, constituency party activists, campaign task forces, executives, elders and cadres.
Places he would tour include Wa, Nadowli, Nandom, Lawra, Bulenga, Kaleo and many more.
The tour is expected to end by close of week.
CHIEF OF STAFF IN THE UPPER WEST REGION
The day started early. First stop was at the Wa Naa’s Palace. Prayer was said by the Imam. The prayer focuses on the importance of peace. He prayed that the Queen Mother and influential women in the area would caution women to minimise violent speech whenever confrontations occur during and after the elections. He said that women suffer most in violence and therefore the women should try to stand firm in fighting against speech that instigate confrontation.
The Wa Naa Prayed for Allah to give the President, Chief of Staff Regional Minister and appointees wisdom to do their work; that the good things that President Mahama has been doing will continue for the Chiefs and People of the Waala Traditional area.
*Chiefs and Elders present at the Palace*
The Wa Traditional Council has 10 paramountcies, 50 sub-divisonal chieftaincies which are all led by the life President of the Waala Traditional Council Wa Naa Fuseini Pelpuo.
Some of the Chiefs Present were, Naa Saalu Mahama of the Builsa Traditional area, the Sawla Naa, Dzikpe Naa, Seng Paramount Chief, Taare Naa, and the Naa Gulé.
Council of elders present *included* the paramount chiefs of Bolé, Kperisi and Bosaa.
In his speech, Chief of Staff, Mr Julius Debrah stated to the Waa Naa and his elders that he could not engage in any activities in his area without paying a courtesy call on him and seeking his blessing first.
Secondly, Hon Julius Debrah informed them that, following the launch of the NDC’s Manifesto over the weekend, the President has delegated him to present some of the details to the Wa Naa and his people.
The Chief of Staff also accepted to visit the Wa Polytechnic so as to see for himself the progress of work going on there, for which reason the Wa Naa earlier expressed immense gratitude. With regard to the request by the Wa All Stars football club for the government to upgrade their stadium, he said that it is part of the government’s plan to construct a modern stadium in each region and therefore in due course the people of Wa will receive their sports stadium.
He asserted that the destiny of a nation is not necessarily about trial and error. Therefore, once the system of a nation is working we must keep it going to bring about the change we desire. He noted that countries like Malaysia have achieved progress not because they changed governments by trial, but because they kept governments that were working.
The President of the Waala Traditional Council Wa Naa Fuseini Pelpuo took the opportunity to repeat his invitation to the President through the Chief of Staff, for the occasion of the Damba Festival which will climax in early 2017 by which time he is certain that the President will be able to attend in his capacity as President of the Republic of Ghana. He presented a Smock to the Chief of Staff in a pleasant show of goodwill.